Can I first start by just telling you once again how grateful that I am that you helped arrange my birthday trip. What a gift it was. Especially when you got to have several days full of “barf duty”…I am so sorry about that!! That being said…there is something that I want you to know….
We are getting a Turquoise Table.
I know that when I came back from Allume and told you all about this turquoise table idea, you thought that I was a little crazy.
You may be right, but you know….I am ok with that! 😉
I am crazy, but I want to create a better environment of community in our neighborhood. We have wonderful neighbors, we really do. But the reality is we don’t ever really take time to spend time with them.
We have an annual block party, which is awesome…but I am craving more. More for us, more fun for our kids. I want them to grow up craving community as well. To learn the art of hospitality…even if it starts in our front yard.
I realize that logistically we don’t live in a place that can accommodate a turquoise table year round. But my hope is that if we try this…try and encourage and build community in our own front yard, that even in the winter we might desire to find ways to gather together inside.
That is my prayer with this idea.
The good news is that we now have a truck that can get the $98 table from Lowes in Brookings, to our front yard. And conveniently enough I have almost a full gallon of paint left from our toy room redo! Woot for keeping the costs down! 😉
So there it is Dominic.
In my mind I have pictures of the kids from the neighborhood gathering at the table. I am taking ideas from Gindi’s events and hoping that we can invite our neighbors once a month to our yard for treats and conversation.
It doesn’t have to be elaborate or fancy, doesn’t have to cost too much money…but if we make the effort I think that we might see something blossom. These are my wild ideas and big dreams.
It is wonderful that I have met such amazing people online. But I am now challenged to try to build and strengthen relationships in our own community.
I believe it is possible and maybe a turquoise table in the front yard is crazy enough to make it happen!
Thank you for loving me even when I have crazy ideas…I am hoping that you will come to enjoy the turquoise table idea as much as I already do!
And now I cannot wait for April to come, snow to melt and the painting to commence!!
Love, Your Dreamer Wife
Photo Credit: Shabby Old Potting Shed
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